Global Initiatives

Brazilian Business and Biodiversity Initiative
Following the context of the Global Platform on Business and Biodiversity launch and motivated by the work developed by initiatives that have managed to promote an interaction with the private sector and the international agenda on biodiversity in different countries, the Brazilian Council of Sustainable Development (CEBDS), The Confederation of Industries – Brazil (CNI) and the Business Movement for Biodiversity in Brazil (MEBB), supported by LIFE Institute, have founded the Brazilian Initiative on Business and Biodiversity.

Save Our Species Programme (SOS)
Save Our Species Programme provides an opportunity for your company to protect threatened animals and plants and sponsor carefully selected conservation projects (IUCN scientific expertise). Based on your company`s needs and interests, marketing concepts to communicate the initiative to your consumers, employees and other stakeholders will be developed. For example, Nokia uses attractive SOS animal species content in their smart phone apps. Please watch our short introduction video about SOS: SHORT INTRODUCTION VIDEO

Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council
The Council aims to help Canada achieve its biodiversity conservation objectives by assisting Canadian businesses that are prepared to show leadership in biodiversity conservation through managing their facilities and activities in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative
The enterprises that have joined forces under the guidance of the ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative advocate for the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity in partnership with other political and societal stakeholders. The Initiative members are small-, medium-, and large-scale member companies from various sectors located in Brazil, Germany and Japan.

Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program (BBOP)

BBOP offers the private sector a variety of guidelines and information on how to mitigate the negative impacts of their business activities.

UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

Global players in the mining and metal production sector, such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Newton, have established the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in 2001.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has established a Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in partnership with the global financial services sector.

Japan Business Initiative for Conservation and sustainable use of Biodiversity (JBIB)
The Japanese business and biodiversity initiative of the host country of the UN COP 10 conference.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Developing guidelines and decision support tools around the measuring and managing of ecosystems and ecosystem services, is a key priority for the Ecosystem Focus Area of the WBCSD.

Biodiversity Neutral Initiative (BNI)
Biodiversity Neutral Initiative (BNI) helps companies assess biodiversity impacts, implement best practices with respect to the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy and then offset net residual damage to become biodiversity neutral.

Natural Value Initiative (NVI)
Natural Value Initiative (NVI) works with the finance sector to create and test a toolkit for evaluating financial risk and opportunity arising from companies’ dependence and impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

LIFE Institute
LIFE Institute is responsible for managing LIFE Certification which qualifies and recognises public and private organisations who promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable development initiatives.

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